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Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a 'REMOTE' wall, a...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...wall? What is the most energy efficient wall? What is the most soundproof wall? What is the most affordable wall? That is just a short list of things to...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...wall being stripped back to the original structure that will be rebuilt as a REMOTE wall © Michel Chenier Whether new or old, REMOTE walls are a great build...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...remote locations. It quickly became clear that conventional site-built construction would not work, given the short construction season and the need to barge ...

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...walls. In modern times, this is known as the REMOTE wall . and if you stick a hefty amount of mineral wool on the exterior of sheathing that lets vapour go righ...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...wall. Compare that to a 40x50 foot house, which is also 2,000 square feet, but has only 180 feet of wall exterior wall. That translates into - less building mat...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...wall construction © Bala Structures On the inside of this 2x8 wall is the polyethylene air/vapour barrier. Inside of that is a 2x4 utility wall, holding all...